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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered and force carbonated.
Ingredients: Water, Three malts, including a 2-row pale, Northwest Cascade Hops, and Yeast.
This copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPAs by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
(Draught) Descent tasting IPA pours a cooper color with a thin white head.


4
bradhoy (6) - - JAN 15, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 On keg in Euston Tap. Bog standard American IPA. Does what is says on the tin if your not sure of it contempories

2.7
SONOFWODEN (77) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Drinkable but otherwise unremarkable. Smells like, pours like, looks like and tastes like a straight up undistinguished IPA that in a blind taste taste you would assume was pumped out by a macro, non-craft brewer.

3
LED40 (123) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 12 fl oz bottle on Xmas Eve. Pours hazy golden with a thick fluffy white head that sticks to the side of the glass with a medium carbonation. On the aroma I'm instantly hit with notes of freshly cut grass and grapefruit juice. The taste is quite rich and slightly chewy with a hop forward backbone and slightly tart finish. The palate is rich and velvety. Overall, this is a very good representation of the style and while not outstanding is one that I would return to.

2.7
ochniczek (354) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle enjoyed during at Fenway Park in Boston. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring.

3.2
klm1 (1920) - Bled/SF, - NOV 19, 2017
[email protected] tap: pours slifhtly clear golden with foamy white head. Aroma: citrusy, floral hop profile, clean crisp malt note. Flavor follows aroma. Medium bitter, slightly dry finish. Light bodied, soft texture, moderate carbonation.

2.9
MarcinG (1065) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2017
Butelka 330ml. Zloty kolor. Piana obfita,biala,o dosc duzych pecherzach,utrzymuje sie w szkle. Cytrusowy aromat wspierany przez sosnowe akcenty. W smaku karmel,cytrusy,troche owocow egzotycznych i sosnowych igiel. Lekko oleiste o malym wysyceniu.

3.1
beerbombthrower (22) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2017
This was the first IPA that most New Englanders ever tried. Considering how far the style has come, Harpoon's offering now seems dated and mundane. Still it has a solid body and a crisp hop taste. A good beer.

3.3
Bill Becker (2010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007 Yet another sample that I got in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! This pours from 12oz bottle(best by 10-10-07) a clear light gold with a 1 finger head of foam that recedes slightly but remains as a solid fine layer right to the end of the session. The smell is of grapefruit and a touch of malt but it's pretty light on the nose. The taste is pretty light also but I get some nice hop *and* malt flavours. The hops are mostly grapefruit but the malt moves in quickly to balance out what bitterness the hops injected. This is a *very* balanced IPA that is smooth drinking, medium bodied, medium in carbonation, and it finishes slightly citrusy. Bottom line: This kind of reminds me of a English Style IPA in that the malt character doesn't just make an appearance, it shares equal billing with the hops. It's a very balanced brew and easy to drink. I like it.

3.4
Cunningham (8530) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2017
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Fine citric and caramel malty aroma. Medium body and an ok carbonation level. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Fruity, citric hoppy, caramel malty and pine in the flavor. Decent lasting tail. Nice refreshing ale. IPA for everybody.
[On tap at Haandgemeng -17]

3.3
ThreeCats (1014) - ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2017
Clear light copper color with an orange - tinged white head. Aroma has got orange, spice, and light caramel notes. Taste is bitter but not overwhelming. Full but crisp with a bit of a grapefruit juice taste. The whole thing is not as dry, bitter, or as crisp as I've grown to expect from IPAs, but perhaps that's just because it's an east coaster.


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